Jobless ?

Job opportunities at its lowest ebb,
Repercussion of a political web .
Cheap propaganda at its heights,
For a meal , this is my plight.
I am their mock “Pinup” boy ,
All part of a scheming  ploy.
Nevertheless,I’m the chosen patriot,
Forsaking my dignity , for the treacherous lot !

Broom vendor

If you want a clean room…
you must buy his high quality handmade broom !
His weary head carries dry coconut leaves …
in his hard work and simple product he believes…..
If you buy just one,
you will make him happy a ton !!!

Srivilliputhur Sambrani

Reporting from  not  the French Museum,but rural Block Museum” …
the smell of which entices him to play his oodukkai drum !
He has  a pet called karruppi …
To whom he feeds chukku Kaapi !
He bids me to buy some ,
All the time wondering  where I come from !

Goats and manners

Weather is getting better ,
Goats lined up , taking shelter.
“We’ve learned our manners ,
Though we eat wall posters.”
It’s not the rush for the theatres,
But for the VIP, top row seaters !

Vermillion and saffron

Good Morning from Chennai!!
A common sight of vermillion and saffron
Smeared on anthills not for fun!
Dry garlands, posters and deities decorate the rusted fence,
Milk is poured … for snakes in deep penance.
Unnoticed, Chennaiites whizz past this lone roadside sanctum,
But sometimes you notice offerings of flowers, beedi and TASMAC bottle of rum.?

 

 

 

Colors of rain

Colors of rain

This is a picture I took in Bangalore traffic. I was on my way home, heavy rain and heavier traffic. I took this picture from my car and it gave a very colourful effect of the rain. Thanks to Bindu for a very apt title !