Sunday, July 26, 2009

She will always be a woman to me

I love this song by Billy Joel and all because of the lyrics.
This is for you, Balboa :)

She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But shes always a woman to me

She can lead you to love
She can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth
But shell never believe you
And shell take what you give her, as long as its free
She steals like a thief
But shes always a woman to me

Oh-she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
Shes ahead of her time
Oh-and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

And shell promise you more
Than the garden of eden
Then shell carelessly cut you
And laugh while youre bleedin
But shell bring out the best
And the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself
Cause shes always a woman to me

She is frequently kind
And shes suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
Shes nobodys fool
But she cant be convicted
Shes earned her degree
And the most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But shes always a woman to me

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How much electricity does a headlight really waste?

I am sure that if you have ridden a bike or a scooter in India, this would have happened to you. How man times did it happen that you rode with the headlights turned on during daytime and people on the road end up signaling to you that your headlights are on.
This amuses me to no ends. I mean why would you care about a switched on headlight?
Of all the things that should not be happening on a road and demand a greater interest as a citizen or rather roadizen, why would a humble, feeble bulb bother?

Why not the street lights left on during day, the garbage heaps in the open … I can think of tens of other anomalies on the Indian roads.

And yet I get signaled to turn off my headlight and with such care and concern as if the world’s existence depends upon that headlight being turned off.

Why? :)