Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I had a vision..

I have got over my phase of viewing reruns of episodes of my favourite superhero- Superman. However somewhere in the subconscious he still dwells….and probably that was why I recently dreamt of having X-ray vision. Now, one wouldn’t want to ponder on what are the advantages..ahem of having this peculiar boon but this has definitely made me open my eyes to the vision, I lack (leave alone X-ray; I don’t have the normal night vision too). I hear that constant cackle of complaints around me against bad haircuts, dentist nightmares or for the matter of fact- the chubby syndrome( a polite term for the obese). I on the other hand feel as if the whole world around me is a bad television.

Having stuck in this myopic stage since a tender age; my eyes have been caged behind frames of a myriad kind. Having a deep disgust and disregard for them, my ‘callousness’ ensured that they never lasted too long(read: losing them in water; I guess you wouldn't want the details.... or getting repeatedly smacked on the face till they fall off etc etc..) How I wished it was the same with the ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’ name-calling.

And as I broke another pair and ruined my lenses(unintentionally of course ; wink) I realized it had its advantages too…

1.       You can always look through certain unwanted entities and if confronted can blame it on bad vision.

2.       You can avoid work (people ‘politely’ refuse to let you carry things around, college blackboard not visible=no need to take down notes).

3.       Source of pity…a way to get attention (you need to squint in an orderly fashion to convince).

However my reader’s will agree with me that nothing’s better than to see the world in its full colour and grandeur with the miracle that has been bestowed upon us…as Ruskin Bond truly puts it…”The eyes have it”.

10 comments:

nikhita said...

yes...remember the harry potter glasses...u certainly looked something in them...i never really laughed at you that time ( you know my high sense of public decorum binds me) so here goes....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA :P ( i swear i know there are going to be huge rammifications on this one ;))

mallika said...

why do you think I saved them till now...they are special to me...and madam don't make me comment on yours...the golden frames...a la lima rose here goes...HAHAHAHAHA :P.. oh!! I didn't add a picture...check out for further additions ;)

Srikanth said...

Ah, tread carefully, for these are deep waters, my dear! The advantages work till the day that college clown or office joker tosses that paper ball at you, and you duck just in time.... :D

nikhita said...

i never had "golden" frames...how very tacky...the things people make up just to make their blog interesting...its so pathetic :P...anyway i don't mind you fabricating such things if it means so much to you to demean me just to get people to read your posts ;)...its the least I can do for a friend ( I'm willing to be the bigger person here :P) :D

mallika said...

And Srikanth I have been at the deep end of the pool btw....I have faced utter humiliation at the hands of this lack of vision that has been bestowed upon me by fate...( I don't want to reveal any more embarrassing things :P)

mallika said...

Nikhita...wonder who is the bigger person here...look who has written about whom in the post...you are lucky you haven't been even remotely mentioned...( dirty stories might spill out; you never know :D)

nikhita said...

oooohhhh I'd be careful about being cheeky if I were you...after all you've got a magazine to run for which you need a steady source of ahem resources :P ( I hope you catch my drift :D)

mallika said...

Bas ladki...now save your energy on my next post :D ( might now come out in a long time to come :( )

arunabh said...

Having been "on" spects for the last five years or so, I have gotten used to them. So much so, i would really mind dispensing with them.
The funny bit is that the moment you are "on" spects, you get branded a nerd or a geek. I don't mind that. Just that I would be feigning nerdiness or geekiness ;)
This one really made for a delightful read . Examinations don't seem to be taking a toll of the "maggus" :)

ANAGHA said...

Nice blog and some pretty neat stuff in here han... I shall follow, keep blogging...