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A many splendoured thing….

February 7, 2009


A word that most of us cannot escape even if we desperately want to..:)
Specially as Valentine’s is approaching and romance seems to be in the air…

For those of us who are in India,this year’s Valentine carries a lot of symbolism …
With all that has happened in the past few weeks,an outsider would be tempted to think that this was it…that this was enough …
But this is India,there is no enough here..just when you least expect it,things start happening as if on their own,as if pre destined….

Solilo,that sensitive soul:) had a brainwave…and in her own words,”this Valentine’s Day unleash the mush as much as possible. On 13th and 14th flood the blog world with poems, letters, flowers, gifts.”:D
And so it shall be…..:)

Usha :),the most poetic soul in our midst has already picked up the baton and is all set to carry it for the next seven days tirelessly ..undaunted….:)

So, I am posting this ,in the hope that there will be many more to come,that there will be a veritable flood….a deluge if you will..:)

Carry the message forward,pass the word around…

Write…pour your heart out…:)
We are waiting…….

Valentine’s has ceased to be silly or mushy or any other cliches any longer….
This valentine ,as IHM says ,is all about FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTY, GENDER EQUALITY … about upholding a Constitution I revere.

That is a powerful message….
And suddenly Valentine’s does not seem silly any longer…

If it was as silly and worthless as we thought..then why all the ‘tamasha’ over it?

For someone who finds the day overhyped and artificial tacky too😀 ,this Valentine I will go out ,pink teddy bears and red,red roses in hand, brothers and friends and family in tow…….

So that a message goes out….however small and inconsequential in this vast country of ours…

A message if only to give me some solace….

A message so that we don’t regret….

Go ahead,try it..:)..
Valentine’s is for love and trust and hope and friendship and family…….
Go make it your own too………:)

And err…get out the noodle straps and your favourite pair of jeans and if you are so inclined,head for the nearest pub…:)

Hold hands,whisper sweet nothings or shout out your love to the world….
We are listening….:)

For Delhiites….go HERE to do something…

But most of all,stand up!


More later..:)

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 8, 2009 12:10 am

    Yippe!!! Yipppipppippipppeee!!!!

    Gosh I can’t believe all those lovely hearts spreading everywhere 🙂

    Loved this one too, like all the others for it stirs something inside 🙂

    Thanks Meg.. this is a real inspiring one…

    And I have already scheduled a few for the next week…:) Saves me the trouble of looking for something each day 🙂 A lot of old mushy gooey stuff.. but then I love that 🙂

    The cartoons are fantastic. You got real taste, my dear!

    My Message?

    Love never fails!

    Never, never never… 🙂

    Love this too!

  2. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 8, 2009 1:09 am

    Those in Mangalore and Bangalore should carry not roses but lotuses…for Muthalik’s kids! Those in Mumbai should take along Karachi Halwa renamed ‘Shiv Halwa’ for the floating angels of Raj T… Delhi-wallas can pretty much do what they want to without bothering about the politics of it – of either the Sangh or ‘Cong’ Parivar variety! Enjoy. And let your hearts fly!

  3. oorjas permalink
    February 8, 2009 1:35 am

    good going..

    luv 4 all on valentine’s should be the message.. as it was never meant only for lovers but 4 everyone u luv..

  4. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 8, 2009 2:37 am

    Love this post Indyeah, you have set the ball rolling and we will keep it rolling, we’ll bring on all the mush and roses and hearts and of course wine bottles … and of course jeans and noodle straps. Even those who have never cared for noodle straps or jeans before should use this opportunity to wear this liberating outfit. Maybe just for that one day.
    We’ll show them.

  5. Nimmy permalink
    February 8, 2009 3:03 am

    You write in a cute way.i was smiling till the end.(note:Not laugh,but sweet smile ] 🙂

    even i am gonna spam my own blog with love messages… 😉

    Waiting for more here..

  6. freespirit permalink
    February 8, 2009 5:24 am

    Let’s also send Muthalik a bunch of roses with a card, decorated with flowers and wishes from everyone!

  7. Indyeah permalink
    February 8, 2009 9:33 am

    Usha Pisharody:-LOL!Leos na?
    Love pasting all those hearts !:D
    And absolutely loved your pink one:D

    Yours made me do it you know..:)
    As always….words that make one think are the best of all..:)as are yours…

    you are most welcome..:)

    lol!me too!Except that pics have not been pasted yet..:D
    some mushy gooey ones maybe?:D

    ”A lot of old mushy gooey stuff.. but then I love that :)”LOL!!
    I know you do!:)
    Thank you for the cartoons..a stroke of luck…:)

    I love the message the best…:)
    yes,It NEVER fails..:)
    you showe that too…in every post of yours..:)

    Vinod Sir:-”Those in Mangalore and Bangalore should carry not roses but lotuses…for Muthalik’s kids! Those in Mumbai should take along Karachi Halwa renamed ‘Shiv Halwa’ for the floating angels of Raj T”
    LOL!awesome idea!:D
    I really hope people do it too!
    yeah Delhi is a bit better but one never knows….

    the same Police chief who is assuring security now was questioning our dressing sense a few years earlier..

    So just to be on the safe side ,we will make a point..:)

    Hope you carry a few red heart balloons sir!:D
    or some roses maybe?We are almost neighbours..and neighbours will celebrate together..:)
    THank you…hearts will indeed fly…we will get caught up in the spirit I think:)

  8. Indyeah permalink
    February 8, 2009 9:39 am

    Yeah it is not just about lovers…it is for everyone…it is for just love…period.

    IHM:-Yes,:)and I LOVED your post on jeans!loved it!:)
    we will celebrate even if we dont otherwise…and make sure we are seen and heard:D


    Nimmy:-Thank you so much..:)

    though laughing is fine too…:D
    but a smile is even better..:D

    yeah flood the blogosphere and the mailboxes as Solilo says!:D

    hope to write more…though really have to rack my brains to carry this for 7 days..:D*whew*
    But will definitely do it..:)
    Thanks a lot!:)

    Freespirit:-Yeah,do you have the moron’s address?would love to do it….I read about it somewhere..I think you only suggested it there too:)brilliant idea!:)
    lemme try to find it too..
    though knowing him,probably hides in a corner somewhere..

  9. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 8, 2009 5:52 pm

    Abhilasha, I am a non-fun, non-smoking, non-drinking, non-vegetarian non-entity! In these tough times, I think I will carry cauliflowers…they can be put to good use the following day!

  10. hitch writer permalink
    February 8, 2009 6:47 pm

    Valentine is here again,
    Hearts are throbbing once again,

    Roses are fresh,
    Red ones are the best,

    Lets celebrate Valentine,
    Sena’s must be denied …

  11. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    February 8, 2009 8:06 pm

    Oops…that “non-vegetarian” should actually be read as “non-meat-eater”!

  12. hitch writer permalink
    February 8, 2009 11:31 pm

    you are being missed on my blog and your comments on the last post !!

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