Friday, December 14, 2007


Her eyes search for what will not be hers
She see everything and yet she sees nothing
Her gaze lingers on

Beyond the grave
she searches
Beckoning the mist of darkness
Each tear drops like a pearl

She shall not speak;yet say all
Waiting in hope

Sunlight penetrates darkness
Emerges a new era
of hope
of pain
of wait
But she shall have it all
The tear drops
I stand unchallenged
victorious yet finished,
Is this my final victory?

My heart beats
I feel nothing
The wind passes through my locks;
like a shell floating on a dead sea

The air is heavy
my life in ruins
the cause finished

Thou shall not fall
till breath sways
Tears end
Grief endless

Should I fall

Victory is shortlived
Life uncertain
Man falls
but rises ahead

His hearts thumps
Mind in a frenzy
Palms taut
Sweat on brow

I lie unchallenged

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Indian Ahead

Vikram Pandit made new CEO of Citigroup.
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi CEO of Pepsico.
Lakshmi N Mittal steel baron of the world.

So finally we are finally making our presence felt on the global platform,something which we had yearned for a long time.Good news eh?

Well maybe

The glitch lies in the fact that these people have risen from India and settled at a place which does'nt help India actively.Passively we are victorious beyond words,India this India that,whoa we are shining like a star in a dark stormy sky.Such swift victory!?!

Indian brains(read youth)have potential that is beginning to unravel slowly but steadly.The value of rupee is appreciating,high rise in jobs in metros,Indian infrastructure quoted the next big thing,4.5 billion of money influx,...........not to mention the exuberant salaries of young and dynamic executives.

Thank god someone is realising our potential.But are we making full use of the golden carriage drawn in front of us.Maybe--maybe not.It all lies in the way you percieve a glass,half full or half empty.The able Indian is making full use of this particular growth curve and and the other half is scurrying for any job they can lay there hands on.All this is great,no doubt,but still a nagging doubt remains in the back of my head.

And hats off to our rising nation,I sincerely hope I too have a hand in making India shine

Burj Dubai

Current Status

Burj Dubai is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. When it is completed in late 2008, it is predicted to be the tallest man-made structure in the world, as well as the tallest building by any measure. Scheduled for occupancy in September 2009, the building is part of a 2 km² (0.8 sq mi) development called 'Downtown Burj Dubai' and is located at the "First Interchange" (aka "Defence Roundabout") along Sheikh Zayed Road at Doha Street.

The building is being built mainly by a South Korean company Samsung, along with the Belgian company Besix and the UAE company Arabtec. It was designed by American Adrian Smith before he left Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) of Chicago to start his own independent practice, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in October 2006.[3] However, SOM continues to lead the architectural, structural engineering and mechanical engineering of Burj Dubai. The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about $4.1 billion US and for the entire new 'Downtown Burj Dubai', $20 billion US.


Antenna/Spire ~818 m (2,684 ft)
Roof ~643.3 m (2,111 ft)
Top floor ~624.1 m (2,048 ft)
Technical details

Floor count 164
Floor area 334,000 m² (3,595,100 sq ft)

Current records

* Tallest freestanding structure: 585.7 meters (1,922 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
* Building with most floors: 156 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center - 110)
* Vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601.0 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
* Vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601.0 m (1,972 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft)

SIMPLY DUBAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Ah well,you knew this was coming.After Afghanistan,someplace lively was bound to come and what better place than Paris;well maybe vegas;but anyway.........Well I can't take credit for this picture.
Its by John Kernick(National Geographic).This place has everything a man of artistic inclination could wish for.

Paris has an amazing culture and even great food (smack).
I can't even think of sleeping in that city(no pun intended),I mean there is so much to see and it is such an expensive city so one can't lounge indefinitely, crying hoarse about the degree of affection you have for the city.

Well you might wonder why this piece of write up has been titled "THINKER".Well the sculpture in the picture is The Thinker.It is an amazing sculpture by the world famous Auguste Rodin.

Back to Paris--so its a great city and all blah blah blah.But what is its speciality.
Well its all about Fashion,muah!

Well this article is dedicated to all those who wanna make it big in Paris.till then Bonjour

The Afghan Chronicles(contd.)

Afghanistan has surely come a long since the regime of the infamous Taliban has come to an end.

I actually kinda like it now,atleast you can now have Afghani chai without looking over your shoulder like an elusive M16 agent.Anyway the change is evident.Terrorist schools have closed down or it seems so.Anyway Kabul is looking nice,its gonna go a long way(atleast in Afghanistan) but maybe all this may change when US troops move out.

Going to Kabul and not trying Afghani lamb is like going to a Italian restaurant and not having Pizza.So back to food,in Afghanistan food is neither too spicy nor too mild.It lies somewhere between Indian and Persian food.But be warned my fellow gourmets always dine and wine at a good restaurant.

People in Kabul are extremely wary of each other.The keyword being:nonchalance

Further stories about the land of Pathans may continue according to my mood.........Paamaha dekha(see you soon)

The Afghan Chronicles