Snowflakes Templates – Blogs are the new media

Just came across this interesting post about Snowflake templates where you put a word with just about anything, and make a punchline. For instance, “X is the new Y”, or “In Soviet-Russia, X Y’s you”, and in Israel during the election campaign, a leader came up with “Not X. Y”. Some examples are:

  1. Dhoni is the new Tendulkar
  2. Laptops are the new supercomputers
  3. In Soviet Russia, water drinks you
  4. In Bollywood, dreams make you
  5. Not a blog. An elegy.
  6. Not a snowflake. A phenomenon.
  7. Rahul is the new Rajiv!

What snowflake patterns have you seen? Any common in India?

Hop onto the original post as well.



Was browsing orkut, when suddenly I remembered one of the wierdest co-incidences that has happened to me. This was 2 years back — we had just finished one of the theater sessions in Bangalore and chilling at a coffee joints, and as it often happens when there are enough people and few topics, the discussion happened to meander towards the topic of birthdays. It was one of those early classes, and I was very enthusiastic, and immediately gave a shout with mine. Suddenly, the girl next to me told hers, and (yes you guessed it right) her birthday was on the same day, same year!

All this while, the guy on the other side, had been cut-off from the conversation since we had been talking about relatively boring things, or perhaps busy talking to his girlfriend. Suddenly, he decided to pop in, and this was really wierd, the most unbelievable thing to have happened to me — he was born on the same day, albeit in a different year! Three people sitting in a row sharing the same birthday. How many times has it happened to you?

What is the wierdest such thing that has happened to you?

First attempt at a haiku

Attempting to write a haiku — for the first time ever! Let’s see how it sounds.

Mad people in autumn

Going around the city – as clowns

Rejoicing thoroughly

It’s wonderful how haiku’s convey so much, yet conceal so much!



Sometimes, a picture speaks a thousand words, isn’t it?

Life of a Pawn

एक मोहरे का सफ़र

जब वो कम उम्र ही था
उसने ये जान लिया था की अगर जीना है
बड़ी चालाकी से जीना होगा
आँख की आखि़री हद तक है बिसाते-हस्ती
और वो मामूली सा इक मोहरा है
एक इक खा़ना बहुत सोच के चलना होगा
बाज़ी आसन नहीं थी उसकी
दूर तक चारों तरफ़ फैले थे
निहायत सफ़्फा़क
सख़्त बेरहम
बहुत ही चालाक
अपने क़्ब्ज़े में लिए
पूरी बिसात
उसके हिस्से में फ़क़्त मात लिए

वो जिधर जाता
उसे मिलता था
हर नया खा़ना नई घात लिए
वो मगर बचता रहा
चलता रहा
एक घर
दूसरा घर
तीसरा घर
पास आया कभी औरों के
कभी दूर हुआ
वो मगर बचता रहा
चलता रहा
गो की मामूली सा मोहरा था मगर जीत गया
यूं वो इक रोज़ बड़ा मोहरा बना
अब वो महफूज़ है एक खाने में
इतना महफूज़ कि दुश्मन तो अलग
दोस्त भी पास नहीं आ सकते

उसके इक हाथ में है जीत उसकी
दूसरे हाथ में तनहाई है |

Brilliantly written by Javed Akhtar. Check the original (there’s some help for tougher words as well).

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