Thursday, May 18, 2006


Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to lead you to this new sun on the poetic horizon, this new talent that has been festering in sad (but necessary to creativity) oblivion till now but will soon be as popular as, say, a certain Capped Crusader whose immortal songs are on all our lips.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you Abiban and his epic song of love, desire and the pain of parting.

First, in flagrant defiance of accepted conventions, you are urged to read the footnote.

And here, then, is the inspired Creation.

All hail Abi!


At May 19, 2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Ron said...

This just totally made my day. What brilliance, ekebaare poetic genius. Thanks for the link :D

At May 19, 2006 9:24 PM, Blogger Anyesha said...

Lovely or should it luverly.It has everything..romance, chivalry, lots of blood (or notions of blood there of. Heck!it even has Plus Two Science syllabus and half the GRE word lists!!

At May 20, 2006 10:19 AM, Blogger shantanusikdar said...

Totally off topic: Whoa.. just read your article on Bangalore foodies dens. Grr.. you added to my list of: Reasons I miss Bangalore.

Btw.. I visited your page on "the social networking website" [:)](through Jampot connections), and was waiting to read your article in TT.

Aaj dekha to socha .. ek comment likh hi doon.


At May 21, 2006 1:49 PM, Blogger The Marauder's Map said...

Ron: Genius na, ekebare indigenius!

Anyesha: Yes, you're bang-on about GRE word list. I think Abiban cracked CAT later in life largely thanks to his frequent dips into the dictionary and thesaurus during the writing of this epic.

SS: Thanks for visiting. Even more thanks for reading my deathless prose (as a former boss called it) in the paper.

At May 22, 2006 12:43 AM, Anonymous Saptak said...

ABI is hilarious.

I used to take reki trips down the entire length of the train in search of GLCs.

I always assumed that the L@FS grade GLCs would be one of the many sleeping with their head to toe covered under a blanket.

So, I would strategise on the time for the reki trips. For example, at lunch and dinner time most passengers can be expected to be out of their blankets and so on.

I took the following proverb to my heart:

Jekhane dekhibe Chai,
Uraiya dekhibe tai

Paile Paite paro Omullo Ratan

At May 26, 2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Sue said...

This is Discover-A-Poet week. Ditty found one. So did I (but didn't blog about him cos I didn't want to hurt his feelings.) And now here you are...

Good fun :-)

At June 04, 2006 12:34 PM, Blogger n.g. said...

jesus wept.

At June 27, 2006 4:42 PM, Blogger shantanusikdar said...

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At June 27, 2006 4:44 PM, Blogger shantanusikdar said...

Read your article on Bikes in Grafiti.
Well, being an avid biker myself (have 6 bikes in my stable) I could not resist myself from commenting.

Everything was great about that article, apart from the fact that you missed out on 2 indian bikes which actually were the true fashion-statement bikes, and not super-fuel-efficient 1xx cc commuter bikes. The RD 350 and the Yezdi brand. Infact, the RD 350, though phased out, is still the most powerful bike ever manufactured in India. And Yezdi, the original Indian *power bike* is/was more powerful that all the other new bikes like Pulsar 180 and the Karizma.
Even these days, Yezdis and RDs rule any open class(Indian bike) section in drag races.

Golden oldies, they are.

Hopefully, they will get their due respect if ever you pen another article on bikes.


At February 05, 2007 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. »


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