Friday, January 16, 2009

Mera Bharat Mahan

I was watching some “nature” channel on TV and the programme was on snakes, cobras in particular. It took us to various lands and showed us the different species of cobras in those lands.

The location shifted and there were huge boulders and the presenter was walking on them towards a snake. I could see that there were inscriptions on the rock. No, not the type that would interest an epigraphist. More recent graffiti and quite large. I tried to read what was written and at the back of my mind derived some satisfaction that it was not only in our country that people leave their (ugly) mark on otherwise beautiful rocks.

My satisfaction was short lived.

That new country turned out to be, you guessed it, India.


  1. nice to see your writing again. you could have told one and all not to pester you and you want some peace. why the facade of exams, studies and what not?

  2. Yes! If only life is so simple! Alas some people don't take an order, let alone a hint! I am not saying anything about the class to which you belong!

  3. Anonymous7:29 am

    Are you still writing exams? I thought you were done with those excruciating, painful events of the past....
    Keep posting your more interesting day-to-day experiences. New to your blog. Hope to read more from you....
    Your good old friend from Mysore (12th. main, Saraswatipuram) living in California, US. I sent you an e-mail to your gmail address...but, no response yet. May be you don't even remember me....

  4. haha :)

    I have seen people write their own graffiti on any available surfaces in places in the US as well, though!

  5. Thanks amreekandesi.

    I have just seen enough of the west to know that "they do it with spray paint" out there!