Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 - The New Year is Here

The dawn of the New Year is imminent,
The year to close has been, phew! a heavy dose,
Financial scandals and skulduggery have been prominent,
Governments battled recessionary flames with a monetary hose.

It all started in the USA
But soon the contagion enveloped the globe
So fast was the spread that it appeared governments had no say,
So bad was the state, some countries had to disrobe.
Under the aegis of the UN, countries to a unified charter said aye.
Whatever their plan was, looked like a blueprint under a strobe.

USA was the first off the block with a new plan
They injected about dollars a trillion,
Cash for clunkers was the new business gyan
Whatever the path, the USA wanted China and India as pillion.

The first ace to fight the battle and saber rattle
Was a man of Indian origin called Neel Kashkari,
Don't know how he coped - was it fatal?
Whatever it was, the original plan was given the bury.

So bad was the state that countries left it to their fate,
Every business suffered, save a few
I am told astrology did business without even giving a rebate,
In the coming year I hope it will be a chapter new.

We go into the New Year with the hope it won’t be queer,
Assuming that we have buried the ghosts of the past.
We go into the New Year and wish things won’t be dear
Into the New Year with the hope of flags flying high on the mast
We hope the New Year will be easier to cope and be without fear
In 2010 everyone's hope that businesses will renew and move fast
Here's wishing everyone A Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2009

2009 - If You Are Not Virtual You Are Not Real

T'was before the end of the cold war,
The world wide web was only the doing of the KGB
Beyond this my vision did not cover,
T'was the era of the 486 when the ram was not counted in GB.

T'was the era where few knew about googol and none about google,
Here Sabeer was not even a hot male,
One could only ogle or toggle
Only a few could send an email.

T'was the era of letters,
People had the time to play bridge,
Families had the time for each other,they kept together without wi-fi fetters,
Life was not about walking on a narrow time ridge.

A decade hence t's a different time,
With twitter, facebook, orkut and linkedin,
Who you are is not worth a dime if you're not online,
No matter if the netizen's worthwhile or a bumpkin.

Online is devouring our time,
We log to connect to people behind a veil,
Thinking that paying attention to who're close is a crime,
The world thinks only those who are virtual are real.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Much ado over nothing!

Acquitted after 14 years.  Madhu "Saanpre" & Milind "Ssssoman". So much ado over nothing!  Tuff luck for their detractors.