Nov 8, 2007


As we sat perched upon the highest point of our terrace, enjoying the diwali blitz, soaking in the glittering rockets and noisy crackers, life couldn't be better! Moods were at an all time high, so i ventured out, gathered my courage and my overused nerve and put forth the over asked question.

"Amma can i have a dog?"


"But, but can we go over the 'why not' again, i have some new arguments"


"Oh Christ!...maybe i'll blog about this"


"okay!!? mean i can get a dog?"

"No...i'm okay about you blogging"

Why does my mom have to reply in monosyllables? i'm not a dog! i can understand complex speech patterns! okay, i admit it, i used to get explanations before, guess she got tired! you gotta admire my persistence though!

When did i first want to own a dog? i think it was during the Enid Blyton craze back in the fourth standard, all of her pre teen detectives had dogs, Heck! one of the "famous five" was a dog! good ol Timmy! so did the Secret seven, even the kids at Malory towers had one! Oops, er, i just happened to flip through one of those eh books, and eh er . OKAY FINE! i read through Malory towers and St Clare's, they're not girlie, just stories about girls! Hmph!

Back to the issue in question. Lets analyse why i want a dog. The usual sane and valid reasons are well countered by mother.

Dogs are nice and cuddly....negated by.....dogs poop and shed hair

A dog will guard our house...negated by...dogs won't take care of themselves when we're away

A dog will give us puppies...negated by.... puppies are dogs you doofus

So i had to employ lateral thinking, think outside the box, confined as i am in the box, i tried..

"Well Fany has a dog, she has three in fact!!" Fany my best budd, has three dogs, not one, three!! and had three times 'mans best friend" and she is not even a man . Talk about having what you don't need!

"Fany topped the class too"

"Well, thats my point, she topped cause she has dogs!"


Okay that didn't work, but i'm not gonna give up as yet, whats the one thing man,or woman, never fail to let go? A chance to make a profit!!

"Mom, do you wanna make a quick buck? maybe not that quick! But the money will pour in after a couple of years, you interested?"


"We could get 2 dogs, male and female, they should fall in love, i'll arrange that, then the stork will bring puppies, And we could sell the puppies"
i put in a smile too, a smile could go a long way in selling an idea, i had a heard a management guru say on t.v .


Maybe i should get a virtual pet, i could even tweak the code to suit my liking, but its just not the same!...sigH!....Or i should put a 'puppy' on my orkut wishlist, but my birthday is 11 months away!

But for now, i have to make do with watching scooby doo reruns on cartoon network! Ah heck! i have a brother, and he's toilet trained too, sheds hair though! So till one of you feels sorry for me and leaves a puppy on my doorstep,i'll have to make do with...


Nov 5, 2007

Who What Why

Who is thudl? what is thudl? Is he a person? most definitely! Am i swedish? An ex viking who's tired of plundering and instead has taken up reliving past victories in one of google's many free services?

Nope, Thudl is a boy,Thudl is a mask, on the lines of Stanley Ipkiss's mask (The MASK) , thudl is a macho name the boy created( thanks to t9) to make up for the lack of creativity from mom n dad, To be pronounced on the lines of muddle and puddle. Enough with the name, what does he stand for?

He's from kerela, he likes the color red, so does that mean he's a communist? oh dear god no! Then he surely must support congress, surely!, he does , but why? Did the Gandhi family do anything for him? Or was it because he was influenced by his die-hard congress supporting grandmother? Or is it because he didn't have much of a choice? Thudl is largely peace loving, believes in the status quo, so did the demolishing of the babri masjid by the other leading national party rub him the wrong way? The Congress has had its share of mistakes too . Thudl loves gandhi, even before he saw lage raho munna bhai, that must be it! or is it?

Thudl must be religious, but who would you call religious? the ever praying hypocrite? The self serving priest? the selfless nun? thudl believes religion is a barrier to the author of religion, god . So thudl has crossed the barrier has he? He avoids the barrier, isn't that a step? But how do you explain all the pain and suffering in this world thudl? would your 'god' do that?

Thudl feels he knows the answer. But can he convey it? What if God isn't in control? What if god's given man the joystick to control his life , all the time hoping man would press the help key, Thudl knows simplistic answers will lead to more questions, But its thudl's blog, thudl can have his say!

Surely thudl must be part of a religion, and not just believe in an abstract god, free of mythology and legends, no, thudl is a christian , But is thudl strategising to convert the next person he meets to Christianity , Thudl is not forceful ,Thudl doesn't stand to gain any more than what he has , So thudl isn't a zealot? he is though, in his own way,perhaps the right way, letting his actions show the way, But are his actions worthy? , he tries, but fails often .

What would you feel if you met thudl? Will he be shy? reticent? Or will he be loud, outgoing? a leader ? most of you wouldn't know , it wouldn't make a difference to your lives , Thudl is happy enough to be heard on his blog.

Is Thudl a good son ? friend ? master?( to his lizards and cockroaches) , thudl is revealing himself, draw your own conclusions! why is thudl here? could it be cause he had a vision? was he inspired? or was it just that his friend was making a blog too?

Thudl is a boy, wanting to be heard , thudl is just a soul, waiting to share , thudl is just an id hoping for friend requests , thudl is a spirit longing to leave , thudl is just a blog waiting to be viewed

Nov 2, 2007

Eden revisited - chapter 1

"It just isn't fair!, all i wanted to see was if dinosaurs could survive an asteroid hit" implored Lucifer. "Its not like i intended to kill em off" he added. "He's lying my lord" interjected michael, "Couple of decades back he tried the ice age trick, only last week he tried to kill some of them with a giant wave and now this!!" michael had never really liked lucifer, he felt the lord was being too soft on him, lucifer deserved to be thrown into the dungeons.

"There there michael, i've granted overseership of earth and her sister planets to lucifer, son of the morning star, i trust him to care for my beings, he wouldn't belittle my creations knowingly now would you lucifer?" the king on the emerald throne answered.

"But sire, have you forgotten about mars? the once green fountain filled planet, don't you remember the day you formed it, the day you shaped its belly, the hour you filled its springs, the saplings you planted, the rivers you brought forth!" , micheal was a passionate servant, filled with zeal, gentle as a spring breeze, but in his anger a mighty gale.

"Not That again! i'm tired of explaining it over and over again , the orbit of the planet changed, nothing much i could do, besides a 'martian' sounds scary, a red planet on the horizon of earth, now thats a neat setting for many a ghost story!" , michael scowled at lucifer's carefree words.

"Lucifer, i would now take leave of you", the lord's benevolent smile extended even to scum like lucifer thought michael, "and you may remain michael" , moments spent alone soaking in the wisdom of the high king were always precious to him, " my pleasure, my king" replied michael

As Lucifer left the throne room, the king smiled, and said "I know of Lucifer's doings michael, but my purpose always prevails, should i not be kind, should i not be patient, with even the vilest of my creation? don't i love every creature i've created? everything serves its purpose, even you michael, the evening star , you must glow through the ages, bring light in the cool of the dusk."

"i do not doubt your wisdom lord" replied michael. "But i almost never understand your ways" michael added unabashedly.

With a twinkle in his eye God declared "I must set about to make my greatest creation, a race of beings made in my own image, who within them have the power to create, to imagine, a race that have a choice, a choice to submit to my will, a race that'll populate earth."

The implications of the Lord's words stunned michael, inspite of all the thoughts racing through his head he said "i trust your judgement lord".And as always he believed.