Saturday, December 3, 2011

Another Day in the Sun....

Blogger friend Magiceye, posted this visual of Bandra(east) near the Railway Station, in his Saturday Photohunt series, corresponding to the subject -"Ripped". 

Bandra, considered the most "happening" western suburb of Mumbai, has another side to it, on the eastern side, where things are happening as well. For some, with a lot of ambition, making-do, grabbing of opportunity, and a never-say-die attitude in the face of an almost minimal set of resources for living.

And its a toss up on who learns more; those living a dream life in the far away ivory towers, or those who live trying to polish their minds, in the sun,  every day, in difficult situations.

(photograph by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
A tired slogging mind,
but with
visions of dreams
far away
in the distance;
now obsessed
clearing a space
to make a window
to the outside......

loosely covered,
blue in doubt,
allowing a partial peek,
a blurred sliding glass
pulled over it
in shame.

amidst closed
and locked attitudes,
a stray ray of sunlight
falls upon the window...

An urge
to educate the mind
often arises,
but is kept in place
by planned corrugated attitudes.

Sometimes though,
in the face of all this,
the mind gives up,
all its strengths
back into a corner,
and says,
"So much turmoil here,
I'll keep my Vaastushastra***
to myself,
down here
on the ground...."

*** Vaastushastra :   The Indian traditional science of designing & building a house.