Friday, April 17, 2009

Distant Storm

Tucked away in the midst of the quotidian in today's newspaper, was an interesting picture. Is it our imagination, or is the Bay of Bengal fomenting a nice and juicy cyclone for Coromandel coast consumption?

We've spoken about the weather before at the Choultry, more specifically the obsession with cyclones and the monsoon, so we will not rinse and repeat the experiment. We merely wish to record that frissons were felt today at the prospect of a jolly good Force 10 style blow.

En passant, we quote 1 nos. sher from "Garam Hawa":

Jo door se kartein hain toofaan ka nazara,
Unke liye toofaan udhar bhi hai idhar bhi,
Beh jaoge jo dhaare mein to ban jaoge dhara,
Yeh waqt ka aayelaan udhar bhi hai idhar bhi

5 comments:

shankari said...

1 nos. sher is really Sher no. 1.

Having said that, I feel overcome by emotion. Would the waqt ka ayelaan have Govinda and Karisma thrusting pelvises idhar bhi and udhar bhi?

*shudder*

Ludwig said...

[shankari] ah, you have the makings of a David Dhawan! Sher No. 1 and all :P but point is acknowledged.

*shudder* *shudder* main tho raste se jaa rahaa tha...

clueless said...

Couldn’t resist from tweaking it:-

Jo door se kartein hain toofaan ka nazara,
Unke liye toofaan udhar bhi hai idhar bhi,
Beh jaye jo us andhi mein sara,
Woh anjaan udhar bhi hai idhar bhi.

And galore clouds refuse to pour.

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Reportergirl said...

Nice words. But in somewhat related news, people who are scrawnier perceive an approaching toofan to be closer than it really is. Apparently this is an evolutionary warning system that developed to help them get the hell out of the way. Who knew people studied these things?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090426094051.htm