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31 July, 2005

Salaam Bombay

So you're back, old friend, unbowed,
a little damp, thirsty perhaps.
(Ironic, isn't it? Floods,
but no water in the damn taps?)

And you're telling brave stories
via email and SMS:
How many kilometres
you walked; how long it took; the mess

you walked through; and wasn't it sad
that we still haven't got a
disaster management plan;
oh, you read the new H Potter?

It's business as usual,
you're back, you're selling things.
You're picking up the phone
after the requisite two rings

Is it resilience? Pluck?
Or just that you need that pay
cheque? Whatever your reason
I'm glad you're back. Salaam, Bombay.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big ideas must not be visited
By small fonts that challenge the eye
Anonomity is good for the Stealthy Commentator
The Poet(ess) must stand up, and be counted
Blessed words deserve the credits;
Awash in knee-deep anonymity, they sink,
but do deserve a fate better than Mumbai drenched in carasses!

01 August, 2005 12:51  
Blogger Arundhati said...

Beautiful. I was watching Black Friday yesterday as the news of Mumbai getting back on its feet was trickling in. hats off to that city...and hats off to all Mumbaikars! salaam Mumbai.

02 August, 2005 11:15  
Blogger livinghigh said...

hahahaha!
paycheque!!!!
;-)

02 August, 2005 18:36  

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