Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Absurdity. Aquarius. Australia. ABBA. Ayn Rand. Arsenal. Alaipayudhey. Amol Palekar. Auden.

Besant Nagar. Beach. Beer. Beatles. Bhagyaraj. Badminton.

Cats. Cunning Linguist. Cruciverbalist. Cricket. Chess. Cooking. C & H. Coldplay. Cotton. Crazy Mohan. Conflicts. Contradictions. Compromises. Conversations.

Dad. Deep blue. Dumas. Dylan. Doom. Dravid. Dreamer. Deserts.

Engines. Economics. Eagles. Evanescence. Emma Thomson. Evasive. Elusive. Experiments. Escape artist.

Finding Forrester. Fall. Freedom. Ferrari. Football. Frost. Friends. Family.

God. Goli. Golmaal. Grass. Gremlins.

Happiness. Hope. Humility. Hunger. Help.


Jhumpa Lahiri. Jack Higgins. Jeffrey Archer. Jam.

Kerala. Kundera. Kishore Kumar. Kindness. Kites.

Lazy. Little women. Ludo. Lucid dreaming. Lucky. Linkin Park. Louis L'amour. Loyalty.

Murakami. Mourinho. Modesty Blaise. Meryl Streep. Marriage. Markets. Mentors. Maggi. Musafir.

Neruda. Norwegian Wood. North Sea.


Paris. Purpose. Poetry. Programming. Philosophy. Photography. PGW. Pirsig. Peter O Toole. PhD. Pirate.

Quixotic. Questions. Quizzing. Queues. 0-0-0.

Roti. Rhaita. Rubik's cube. Realist. Redemption. Retreat. Renege.

SRM. SCL. Snob. Snoot. Seinfeld. Steve Waugh. Steffi Graf. Smita Patil. S & G. Sangarankoil. Sacrifices. Solitude. Sinner.

Tamil. Thirukkural. Tracy Chapman. Terry Hatcher. Top Cat. Tennis. Trees. Theories. Trial and error.

UCAL. Unforgiving. Understatements.

VVV. Vitriolic.

Writing. Wolfenstein. Winter. Warmth. Wisdom. Whimsical. Wistful.


Yellow. Yoghurt. Yojimbo.

Zero maintenance.
PS: I was bored.


unpredictable said...

You come up with touching stuff like *THIS* in a moment of *boredom* ???!!!???!!!

*Bows and Exits*

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

"C" doesnt have Camus???
I am officially giving up on you...

musafir said...


Oh well, boredom leads to inspiration :D

the man who wasnt there,

Dude, check out the first word in the list =) ... tributes come in all forms ;)

Samudraa said...

interesting :)

Bored and may be also trying to stick to the resolutions.

musafir said...


But of course :)

Samudraa said...


musafir said...


Ask no questions. Hear no lies.

Samudraa said...

I wish it is what i think it is.But i will not ask what it is.

~SuCh~ said...

Thanks for the refresher course in alphabets. :)

Jane Doe said...

"..Now I know my ABCs. Next time won't you sing with me?"

A for apple.No?

Bored and still your brain works more than mine would on hash.
I read your previous posts, the poems and short fiction. Wow.


The Man Who Wasnt There said...

Na na..Camus for being "Camus " . Absurdism is a different kettle of fish. And there is nothing necessarily unique in it as he himself admits it :)

musafir said...


Oh, you're welcome =)

jane doe,

There, there, now let's not go back to kindergarten.

And I don't get the connection between being bored and the brain not working. Life is all about keeping boredom away, no?

Thaks for dropping by and commenting. Appreciate it =)


Fan-boy alert! :D

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

Fan-boy?? who me ?? Just because I bought almost all his books, read his online biography ,dissected and analyzed his philosophy in the cultural,social and political settings of his time ,read Stranger more than five times, actively propagated the idea of Absurdism , generously donated the book to anyone who showed a least interest it, waxed eloquence on Existentialism much to the detriment of my non existing sex/romantic life , endeavored to learn French simply because I wanted to read L'Etranger etc
doesn't necessarily make me a "fan boy" you know...


musafir said...


:)) {bows}

Jane Doe said...

"An idle mind is the devil's workshop." Would that explain sinner? :P

..."Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." I think that was Virginia Woolf....That pretty much echoes my sentiments about the post which your boredom produced. :)

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The Man Who Wasnt There said...

ok Musafir forgive me for hijacking but couldnt resist it..

"Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top."

This uncannily sounds like something Freud could have written as well. If he had written what would we be thinking of Musafir ?

Mmm...he is talking about alphabets...therefore there is naturally a repressed sexual connotation to the LKG teacher on whom Musafir had a huge crush on! The variations in the number of words for each letter and in turn varying syllables in each word gives us a peek into the mental state of young 3 yr old Musafir. There is a juxtaposition of the mental states of two persons here. Why o why did he have to choose English alphabets? And isnt it strange that when everything is a single word the letter "Z" alone isnt? ( pronouns dont count)

Is it a coincidence that '0-0-0' is part of "Q" ?

Ah mysteries..mysteries...

p.s. Cant help it...every time someone mentions Virginia Wolf I think of Freud...guess that means "I" have issues!

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musafir said...

Whoa! Time out, time out!

jane doe,

Been a while since my comments space got interesting!

Can I quote the first amendment on 'sinner'? :D ... You should let a guy use his artistic license once in a while, you know.

And I do agree with TMWWT because the first thing that came to mind when I read that quote was: "Maybe VW and Freud knew each other" =) {They were contemporaries after all}

As for your seemingly irrelevant C & H quote, I have a feeling it is going to have interesting repercussions :)

Tell you what, why don't you do a similar list on your blog? {Maybe I should make this a tag or something}


Now you've taken to dissecting fellow bloggers, not to mention an intellectual ally? :P

I'm surprised you didn't read more into "little women" and the clever, but not too conspicuous placement of "marriage" and "markets" :D

musafir said...

PS: Make that the "fifth" amendment {gah!}

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

wth?? ok it's war then.

Lets match C & H quotes :
And my obvious gambit would be :

"“Do you hate being a girl? What’s it like? Is it like being a bug?
I imagine bugs and girls have a dim perception that nature played a
cruel trick on them, but they lack the intelligence to comrehend the
magnitude of it.”
-Calvin "

There just reached my nadir in meaningless internet debate . And I definitely do not share Calvin's views on the fairer sex. But sometimes I am just tempted to..Where is the sense of humor? And what is it about Freud that makes people suddenly uncomfortable?

Oh yeah my intellectual ally..if I shall not dissect then who shall? Oh I am a tolerable man and it is not for me to comment on your little women fetishes. But having said that that was one of my favorite classics. Having adapted a play from it during school. Gave me a glimpse into the victorian prudery.

Ah such fun days. Btw didnt know you liked Bhagyaraj as well...assuming we are talking about the same guy. And no Rahman or Ilayaraja?

musafir said...


Ahem! *Studiously bypasses the first part of comment*

Since when did being tolerable come in the way of psychoanalysis? :) Little Women is a favourite as well :)

Oh yes, Bhagyaraj is part of my conditioning. My liking for Rahman and Ilayaraja is pretty well documented. And they somehow didn't fit into the overall scheme of the list, which was not meant to be comprehensive in the first place. I left out a whole lot of people and things that way :)

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musafir said...

jane doe,

That does it! I'm closing comments on this post.

To be fair to TMWWT, I really don't know where that "irrelevant" C & H quote of yours came from. IMO, he responded at a tangent to your comment and drew a reasonable reference to Freud.

And in the sense of fair play, I permitted him a riposte {which in hindsight, I shouldn't have ... oh well, you learn as you go on, I guess}. But now, it looks like things are turning ugly. So, I'm left with no choice.

I would much appreciate it if you were to refrain from making personal attacks, however veiled.